In our April 24 article, we notified clients these new cash-specified payup types were coming this summer for 30-, 20-, 15-, and 10-year fixed rate mortgages, when using our Best Efforts Contract option in Loan Selling Advisor®

Today, we are announcing that effective June 5, we will update our systems to include the following new cash-specified payups when you generate a cash rate sheet or take out a cash contract in Loan Selling Advisor and/or when you submit a request through our Cash Pricing application programming interface (API). This means you’ll have more flexibility by including mortgages with these specified characteristics in your Best Efforts execution.

Specified Payup Type

30-Year Fixed Rate

20-Year Fixed Rate

15-Year Fixed Rate

10-Year Fixed Rate

Second Home




State FL



State TX



State NY






Home Possible

FICO < 700




Technical Specifications, Testing and Other Readiness Details

On June 5, we will also update our Loan Selling Advisor and Cash Pricing API Production Baseline UAT Client Test Environment (CTE). You will be able to test these optional capabilities in your integrations, if needed. As a result of this upgrade, we’ll close our CTE for maintenance on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2. We’ll reopen on Monday, June 5. Additional notices for users, with exact down times, will be shared on the CTE welcome page as we get closer to the date. 

If you don’t currently have access to CTE, please reach out to your Freddie Mac representative for additional information about how to get set up.

To help you prepare, we’ve also updated the following related documentation in the Developer Portal and on our website:

We’ll make updates to our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide in a future bulletin.

Loan Selling Advisor’s Online Help will be updated on the effective date.

Have more questions on these upcoming pricing enhancements, or other Loan Selling Advisor execution options? Email: [email protected], call our Customer Support Contact Center (800-FREDDIE) or contact your Freddie Mac representative.